CONCERT REVIEW: Non-COMMvention Night 3

Car Seat Headrest Photographed by Chris Sikich

Car Seat Headrest
Photographed by Chris Sikich

Non-COMM concluded with arguably the best of the three nights of music on Friday, May 20th. From harmony pairings to classic alternative rock to Philly faves, the evening had something for everyone. My five favorite highlights were: Read more »

CONCERT REVIEW: Non-COMMvention Night Two

Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop Photographed by Chris Sikich

Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop
Photographed by Chris Sikich

NON-COMM night two brought an eclectic mix of harmonies and musical tastes to a sold-out crowd. All the performers put on quite a show in their small time allotments. The following were the biggest highlights: Read more »

CONCERT REVIEW: NON-COMMvention Night One

Sunflower Bean Photographed by Chris Sikich

Sunflower Bean
Photographed by Chris Sikich

The 16th NON-COMMvention got underway on Wednesday, May 18th, at World Café with eight solid performances. A three-day convention for contemporary noncommercial music radio stations, it is a unique and spirited affair. The music showcases are quick (usually a half-hour or less) and back to back, so it is a fun challenge to really drink in every performer. The first night was highlight-packed: Read more »

What’s Happening This Month at Dilworth Park

DilworthParkOpening

Dilworth Park is hosting free events all summer long every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Pass by the west side of City Hall and you may just see or hear something that sparks your attention. Here, a list of events taking place throughout the month.

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Worst Idea Ever: 24 Hours of the Grateful Dead on WXPN This Friday

WXPN promotional image

WXPN promotional image

Apparently, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the “legendary” band The Grateful Dead. (What, you didn’t know?) And to commemorate this sacred occasion, Philadelphia radio station WXPN is offering 24 hours of the Grateful Dead. They’re calling it the Day of the Dead. (Creative!) And they even have a hashtag: #XPNDeadDay. All of which has us ready to puke. Read more »

PHOTOS: XPoNential Music Festival 2014

Philly music fans packed into Wiggins Park and, later that night, the Susquehanna Bank Center, for XPoNential Festival‘s Saturday lineup. We caught performances by longtime XPN favorite Ingrid Michaelson, Bayou blues rockers C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, and Ryan Adams, among others.



The festivities continued Sunday with performances by Nicole Atkins, J. Roddy Walston & the Business, and Man Man at Wiggins Park. Later, the Susquehanna Bank Center filled up for local band The Districts, and Beck, who could be XPoNential Festival‘s best closing act to date.



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WXPN to Host Inaugural 5K Race with Dance Party at World Cafe Live

workinonit2Get your calendars ready: The University of Pennsylvania’s radio station WXPN is hosting an inaugural 5K run this fall, with a post-race dance party at World Cafe Live.

It’s happening on October 5th over at Penn Park. The timed race benefits the station’s Musicians On Call program, which places volunteer musicians in hospitals and healthcare facilities across the region to bring music, room to room, to patients. Those same performers will be out on race day, performing acoustic sets along the course, providing a pretty neat soundtrack as you run.

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